Cayman Islands National historic site located on 7 landscaped acres by the sea
Discover the unique heritage and culture of Cayman via this lovingly restored window into the 18th century that’s only a 20-minute drive from George Town.
At a time in the Cayman Islands when most people lived in tiny, thatch-covered houses, a wealthy Englishman, using slave labour from Jamaica, created an astonishing 3-storey building called Pedro St. James.
In the 1990s, the Government of the Cayman Islands purchased Pedro St. James and painstakingly restored the Great House to the splendor of its 18th century heritage.
Today, visitors can stroll through the imposing edifice with its period furniture and authentic artifacts to experience what life was like so long ago in Cayman’s history.
Loved this historical site. The building was well preserved and the grounds were striking ( you can see why they built the house there ) We took the guided tour and our guide was very knowledgeable. The rum tasting was well worth it ! The...More
We recently visited Pedro St. James National Historic Site.via Webster Tours. It was very insightful. Stacy was our tour guide and he was really passionate about Cayman history and in particular this historic site. Highly recommend visiting this place.
Our docent Trisha was a hoot! The multimedia presentation was very creative and informative. The gift shop had the best selection and price on Caymanite jewelry - we had to make a special trip back to the gift shop at the end of our trip...More
We visited early on a Saturday before any of the cruise ships had docked for the day and were the only people there. All the staff were extremely welcoming and friendly. It was great to learn more about the history of the Cayman Islands and...More
Our tour of the historic Cayman Islands landmark of Pedro St James was outstanding. Our tour guide, docent Tricia, was highly knowledgeable of the history of facility and her recollection of past and current events was simply amazing. The tour began with a video overview...More
If you love history, you'll enjoy going into this beautiful old home and the other structures on the grounds. The coolest thing about it was that few things were off limits the way they usually are, so you could touch part of history!
We stopped here as part of a ship tour. Great setting right on the beach front. There’s a lot of history here and enjoyed walking the grounds and exploring the 3 story estate cottage. We watched a film about the estate and its former owners...so...More
We visited Georgetown for the day off of the Royal Caribbean Rhapsody of the Seas. The normal touristy ventures were available but we wanted to see the island in general. I read about the Pedro St James from articles that I brought up on the...More
This is a great place and we are so happy that we planned a visit into our holiday. We had the place to ourselves on a Sunday morning and were given a very friendly and informative introduction when we arrived, before viewing the showreel in...More
This is a terrific place to get to know the history of Grand Cayman. Very entertaining & it has the best prices at any gift shop on the island. If you want to get cayamanite jewelry, this is the place to get it. Also did...More
Very nice tour of the house and grounds. Antiques and beautiful wood floors made of maghogany. Also nice free rum tasting.
We loved our stop here and wish we'd had more time to explore. The interactive show really helps to set the story about the property and our tour guide, Trish, was fantastic. The grounds are beautiful and it's easy to see why they end of...More
We wanted to know more about the history of Grand Cayman and decided to visit Pedro St.James. We took the guided tour and were truly fascinated. Trisha - our guide - did a great job! She told us so many stories about the people who...More
Beautiful preserved and in stunning grounds you can wonder or join a tour to learn about Cayman and its past. I found this an interesting trip back in history. Be aware on some days cruise ships have large tours here but you can still enter...More
Take a step back in time and learn about the house and the many roles Pedro St. James played in Cayman History. There is a good deal of information that helps you better understand the people and history of the Cayman Islands.
I was really disappointed when I drove for almost 30mins to view the place only to find the place closed for a private function with no ⚠️ warningsMore
This historical site was fascinating and our tour guide Trisha really made it even better. It takes about 15 minutes to get there by bus, really a small friendly van, and only costs $5.00 US. The great house is beautifully restored and the architecture is...More
My husband and I are so glad we decided to visit Pedro St. James. We didn’t sign up for the guided tour, but one of the employees, a delightful older gentleman, talked to us at length about the history of the castle and surrounding areas....More
Yes, this is interesting from historical perspective. If you have a decent guide, who does not rush you, so that you can do more shopping. And who you can understand. If you are on Cayman Islands for a day - go do something on the...More
The tour guide was very knowledgeable about the history. The home has been beautifully restored. Plan on spending a couple hours
Great tour. We went with young children. They loved the movie in the little theatre and they were given a nature trail activity sheet to complete and had great fun finding everything. The old house is gorgeous and the guide is really interesting. Great little...More
We took a guided tour withTrish who has a vivid personality and intelligence. She made our tour ten times more joyful and meaningful. Her knowledge is full, about history, plants, cooking, architecture, life in the Caymans, drinks and people and more. Her tour was endless...More
Trish was great. My wife and I visited after a hard morning rain and were the only visitors. Trish treated us like family and gave us a more than detailed tour...including details on plants. Highly recommend taking this tour. And take your time in the...More
We arrived an hour before closing time and chose to do the self guided tour. What a wonderful historic site! Stacy, one of the guides, met us at the movie house and took us through the photo displays to give us a better grasp of...More
I learned a lot about the island and we had the best time learning the culture and history from Trisha, She was so great and spectacular presentation. She will keep you amused throughout the tour. On of the best part of the trip was meeting...More
We went to Pedro St James, and thought doing an unguided your would get us in and out in an hour. Sadly we didn’t plan enough time. You start by hearing from a gentlemen about some photos, before being taken into a room to view...More